Sunset introduces 2012 Idea House in the heart of Sonoma wine country

A pre-fab house by Blu Homes is being created as the 2012 Idea House for Sunset magazine. Thetwo-story home is in Healdsburg, Calif., in the heart of wine country, and it is an updated model of the original Breezehouse, which Sunset debuted in 2005.

Every year, the Sunset Idea House provides prospective homebuyers and design enthusiasts with an up-close and personal look at the hottest new trends for the Western home. The home will open for tours to the public every weekend from August 3 to September 9.

The home boasts two bedrooms, four bathrooms, separate den and office (which can also serve as bedrooms, expanding the bedroom count to four), a wine cellar and a separate "Breezepod" that will be transformed into a guest home. Alive with color and texture and expressive of the interests and passions of its inhabitants, the iconic Western indoor-outdoor lifestyle is embodied completely in the Breezehouse — from the home's dramatic breezespace to an array of outdoor lounge areas and a water feature nestled into the stunning Sonoma Valley property.

Visitors to the Idea House website will find a series of features, including videos and a 3D "walk through" of the house, created using Blu Homes' 3D Configurator, designed to provide a deeper look at the experts and advanced 3D building technology behind the Sunset Breezehouse. Visitors should continue to check back to the site as Sunset adds videos over the coming weeks, including a look at the Idea House's "unfolding" and a full tour of the finished home.

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Topics: Building Green, GREAT GREEN HOMES, Home Design & Plans

Companies: blu Homes

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